New York; (1887): Harper and Brothers. Small Quarto. Item #022525
In two volumes. Frontispieces, half-titles, xvii, 285pp. and -587pp.illustrated with numerous engravings. The author views the French Revolution from a Republican standpoint. He has strong sympathies for the oppressed people struggling for political and religious liberty. The author does not simply rehash the history of the French Revolution, he fully examines why it happened. A beautiful set bound by Cottage bindery of Bath in full black morocco pictorially stamped in gilt,, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Clean and bright without foxing or any other flaws.